H.R. 718 (112th): Huntington’s Disease Parity Act of 2011


Feb 15, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 15, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Bob Filner

Representative for California's 51st congressional district



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Last Updated: Feb 15, 2011
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About the bill

Full Title

To require the Commissioner of Social Security to revise the medical and evaluation criteria for determining disability in a person diagnosed with Huntington's Disease and to waive the 24-month waiting period for Medicare eligibility for individuals disabled by Huntington's Disease.

Summary (CRS)

2/15/2011--Introduced.Huntington's Disease Parity Act of 2011 - Directs the Commissioner of Social Security, for purposes of determining cognitive, behavioral, and physical disability under titles II (Old Age, Survivors, and Disability ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 15, 2011

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 718”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


146 cosponsors (99D, 47R) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 678 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 26, 2009

S. 648 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 17, 2011

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